Has anyone put the strainer in the dishwasher? Instructions say plastic parts only. Why not the metal strainer?
asked by Amazon Customer on March 6, 2013
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Not sure about dishwasher, but I use the provided brush and carefully with some hand soap ensure all particulate matter has been removed before towel drying. Unless you run dishwasher daily would suggest hand washing. Not sure why instructions say no dishwasher. Maybe has to do with not over heating strainer mesh.
Ron Shaffer answered on March 6, 2013
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The dishwasher is not good for a couple reasons: first, its not able to get all the food particles that are stuck inside the strainer. 30 seconds or so with the brush inside and out takes care of that. Second, the strainer is not galvanized, so it can rust if left to dry inside the dishwasher. After a scrub with the brush pat it dry with a clean towel.
erin cruz answered on March 6, 2013
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It is quick to clean by hand. Found using the sprayer at the sink works better than the brush.
Joshua Staggs answered on March 6, 2013
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Because the base of the strainer where it attaches to the motor, is plastic.
SJM answered on March 7, 2013
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No -- There's a good chance gunk from the the dishwasher cycle will get caught in the micro-mesh of the strainer. It only takes a few minutes to wash by hand with the scrub brush that comes with this model. Set it aside and let it dry. Just thinking about the possibility of drinking reconstituted food particles from the dishwasher makes me shutter...
James Choma answered on October 8, 2013
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